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Freethought Film Fest

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational organization. Our mission is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.

The International Freethought Film Festival is in its third season. IFFF 2013 will take place in Orlando, Florida from November 15th-17th. The categories of films that we screen range from live action, animation, documentary, experimental and narrative features and shorts. The films are captivating, thought provoking, entertaining and the selections reflect our mission statement.

The International Freethought Film Festival is a niche film festival for the bold. Promoting reason through film is our mission. Examples of themes in the Freethought niche are those that challenge what some societies and cultures deem unchallengeable, such as religion or government policies. The examination of truth claims that are of interest to skeptics, such as paranormal claims, alternative medicine, UFO’s, psychics and astrology, fits this niche. Films that shed light on Human Rights violations, and stories of women and men who take a humanistic approach to affect positive change in society, have a home at IFFF. The clash between scientifiic findings and religious/superstitious traditions is a common theme among submissions as well.

Official film selections get exposure outlside of just the film festival , Freethinkers around the globe are seeking more films that reflect their idealism in entertaining ways, in addition to documentaries. The Freethought Film Festival Foundaton works with national and international secular organizations to share these films and recommend them to members of their organization. Exposure at the International Freethought Film Festival will launch your film toward an eager audience within the secular movement.

Many film festivals select films that generally steer clear of major controversy. Submitting to those festivals may be a waste of a submission fee for you. If your film reflects any of these ideals, submit it. We affirm that having the freedom of expression completely negates the concept of having the courage of your convictions. We strongly believe that rationalistic and artistic are not mutually exclusive. Visit our Website ( to watch shorts and teasers of official selections of IFFF seasons passed.

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation, host of the International Freethought Film Festival, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. All proceeds from submissions and events go toward the continuity of the Internationational Freethought Film Festival and promoting reason through film via special film events.

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International Freethought Film Festival Waives Student Film Submission Fees

To celebrate its one year anniversary as a non-profit organization, the Free-thought Film Festival Foundation, has waived film submission fees to the International Freethought Film Festival for enrolled college students until November 1, 2010.

Promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film, The International Freethought Film Festival is a home for independent films that critically examine truth-claims. Reason, logic, critical thinking and science are embraced as the best way to explain the universe; while supersti-tion, dogma, tradition and argument by authority are rejected as justifications for practices, policies and behaviors that are often of detriment to humans and the earth.

Student filmmakers can take advantage of the waived film submission fees until November 1, 2010, to submit their features or short films for consideration via Withoutabox. Scholarships will be awarded to student entrants in both categories. The International Freethought Film Festival opened its Calls for Sub-missions for its first season in October of 2009. The Final Deadline is November 20th, 2010, with a Withoutabox Extended Deadline allowing submissions up until January 15th, 2011.

Andrea Steele, the director of the event, states, "The International Freethought Film Festival is a celebra-tion of having the basic human right to express freethought concepts, and to educate the public on the importance of using reason and science, instead of superstitions and pseudoscience to explain our natu-ral world. Our own minds are capable of coming up with solutions to improve upon the human condition, and magical explanations to life’s current mysteries are off the table for freethinkers."

Opening night for the International Freethought Film Festival is Friday the 13th of May, 2011, and will run until Sunday, May 15th, 2011. The event will take place at the Tampa Theatre, in Downtown Tampa, Florida, USA.

For more information contact:

Andrea Steele


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